This detox green tea face mask DIY will help draw impurities out of your skin, while being gentle on even sensitive skin. It is great for opening pores and getting rid of blackheads. The clay mask has a pleasant relaxing scent from the lemongrass oil.
I also use this a scrub as well, to gently buff off dead skin.
- 1/2 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
- 1/2 teaspoon bentonite clay (French green or kaolin clay are also fine to use)
- 3 drops lemongrass essential oil
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 teaspoons witch hazel
Mix together the ingredients in a small bowl.
Apply the mask, avoiding the eye area. Leave on until dry or at least 20 minutes.
The best way to wash the mask off is in the shower. Use a gentle circular motion to gently exfoliate some dead skin cells, while you rinse off the mask with warm water.
Pat dry with a fresh towel.
If you have dry or older skin adding 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of rosehip or sweet almond oil will keep mask from drying, or just apply moisturizer after.
If you don't want the toning effect of witch hazel or don't have any on hand, water will do. Lavender can also be swapped for the lemongrass if you prefer.
Keywords: matcha face mask